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    ASTRA COUPE TURBO OR 406 COUPE V6 210BHP - SUPER CHIP SAFE?

    HI I AM NEW TO THE SITE, I HOPE SOME ONE CAN HELP ME

    I JUST SOLD MY SAXO VTS YESTERDAY !! AND AM READY TO GET ONE OF OF TWO CARS!

    A 406 COUPE 210BHP V6 OR AN ACT

    EVER SINCE MY FIRST COUPE A FEW YEARS AGO I HAVE JUST BEEN HOOKED ON THE SHAPE, AND WHEN I GOT MY SAXO LAST YEAR AFTER THE INITIAL EXITEMENT THE HATCH BACK SHAPE JUST LOOKED DULL TO ME.

    DOES ANYONE HAVE EXPERIENCE OF BOTH OF THESE CARS AND CAN ANYONE GIVE ME PRECISE 0-60MPH TIMES AS THIS IS WHAT COUNTS IN MY BOOK.

    ALSO HOW DOES THE INTERIOR COMPARE, FROM CARS IVE SEEN THE PUG WINS HANDS DOWN BUT IVE NOT SEEN INSIDE THE ACT.

    FUEL CONSUMPTION I HEAR THE PUG IS PRETTY HORIFIC! HOW IS THE ASTRA?

    I USED TO HAVE A CALIBRA 16V AND A CALIBRA 4X4 TURBO

    NOW THE TURBO HAD A HYBRID TURBO, KN INDUCTION, AND WAS CHIPPED AND WENT LIKE SH*T OFF A STICK BUT ALL THE TIME BLOWING GASKETS, PIPES, AND GEAR BOX SEALS SO MY QUESTION AFTER MY SHOCKING EXPERIENCE IS:

    IS IT SAFE TO CHIP THE NEW ASTRA :?:

    WHAT IS THE BEST CHIP, HOW MUCH FITTED (COULD I DO IT?) :?:

    WHAT GAINS IN 0-60 AND BHP :?:

    AND PLEASE ADD ANY OTHER COMMENTS YOU FEEL I SHOULD KNOW AS A PROSPECTIVE ACT BUYER. :roll:

    KIND REGARDS

    ANDY FORRESTER UK

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    re: ASTRA COUPE TURBO OR 406 COUPE V6 210BHP - SUPER CHIP SA

    Welcome Andyfoz!!

    Need you ask? - Astra Coupe Turbo all the way


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    Welcome to the site!

    Coupe Turbo all the way.

    So far they seem reliable 'chipped'. The chipping isn't a chip now though it's a re-programming of the ECU

    Anything upto about 270Bhp is currently avaliable if you've got the money!

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    as for fuel

    well i get around 160 miles for £30 knocking about town
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    IS THERE A LIST OF WEB SITES FOR CHIPPING, REMAPPING, SOFTWARE

    IS REMAPPING THE SAME AS A SOFWARE UPGRADE?

    WHO IS THE BEST COMPANY TO GO TO? WHAT ABOUT COURTNEY?

    YOU CAN GET 270 BHP FROM A STANDARD ENGINE?

    I LIVE IN THE NORTH EAST, WERE IS CLOSEST

    SORRY FOR ALL THE NEWBIE QUESTIONS ops:

    ANDY.

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    re-map is where they re-write over the ecu

    the best by far for this would be AMD

    chipping is different

    you get an off the shelf chip fitted to your ECU

    TBH i would prefer the AMD re-map as it takes in all your mods and aint much dearer than the chip
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Induction kit, exhaust, IC and ECU map for 270ish bhp. Be prepared for alot of smiles and some torque steer.

    PS- ditch the caps :P

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    i just looked on the courtney turbo site and a software upgrade is 680 quid and all they do is plug in a laptop

    sounds like a rip off to me? what do you think?

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    if your looking for a good one - check out the link on my sig!!
    Me run tings.... not tings run me!

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    Courtenay/Regal remaps are all downloaded from a laptop, the reason they are that price is due to licensing
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